Signature Events

Jazz Thaw

Saturday, March 2
Sip, sizzle and swing during a jazz tour presented by 90.9 WDCB-FM, “Chicago’s Home for Jazz,” and Downtown Oak Park.

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Thursday Night Out

Thursday Night Out

Every Thursday Night from May 24–August 30
Start your weekends early at Thursday Night Out. Purchase a dine-around booklet at the kiosk on Lake & Marion for $20 and enjoy dining al fresco, free outdoor entertainment and live music under the stars!

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Uncork Illinois Wine Festival

1 to 9 pm Saturday, June 16
Raise a glass of Illinois wine and sample locally crafted gourmet goodies. Enjoy live jazz while strolling, shopping and dining in charming Downtown Oak Park.

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Shop Outdoor Sale

July 20-22, 2018
End-of-season sales at select businesses! Local businesses join forces for Downtown Oak Park’s Shop Outdoor Sale on Friday, July 20th 10AM-9PM; Saturday, July 21st 10AM-8PM & Sunday, July 22nd 12-5PM. (Individual business hours may vary.)

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Art Dans la Rue

Tuesday, August 7
Immerse yourself in French culture for a day full of art, food, wine, music, demonstrations, and more in Downtown Oak Park!

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MicroBrew Review

Saturday, August 18
Sample more than 200 craft beers from 70 Midwestern breweries, purchase food from local restaurateurs and groove to the sounds of local bands at this zero-waste event.

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September 14 & 15
Celebrate fall at this free two-day music festival offering a premier lineup, seasonal food, microbrews, wine and Kids’ Root Beer Garden.


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Shopper’s Reward

November 1
Shop Downtown Oak Park during the Holidays and get a Rebate Certificate. Nov. 1 through Dec. 25.

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Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 8
Catch the old-fashioned holiday spirit in Downtown Oak Park! Celebrate the season with free horse-drawn sleigh rides and a visit from Santa.

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